A Super Bowl party spread isn’t complete without essentials like chips and dip and hot dogs, but let this be the year you mix it up with some new takes. That’s why we turned to Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking, who is partnering with Garden of Eatin’, to find out four of her favorite Super Bowl apps. So even if your party-goers are more into the advertisements than the football game itself, these recipes will be the true winners of the day.

1. Tex-Mex Enchilada Queso: This half chicken enchilada, half dip is a stunning upgrade to your jar of queso. “This one is incredibly addictive, so it’s no surprise it’s a crowd-pleaser,” Dalkin tells Brit+Co in an email interview. Dalkin says the app works well for a potluck, because “it can easily travel in the skillet.” The only thing you have to worry about is what chips to use. Don’t go for a thin tortilla or else it may snap before it makes it out of the cast iron pan. Dalkin recommends a sturdy blue corn tortilla chip, because “You’re going to need chips that can stand up to a thick dip like this.”

2. Parmesan Pretzel Knots: Instead of ordering pizza, go for these adorable knots. Dalkin explains, “Homemade pretzels with a cheese sauce, [is a] game-changer.” You can also serve these with some marinara in addition to the parmesan cheese sauce. Oh, and don’t forget something sudsy to wash it all down.

3. BLT Guacamole: Dalkin’s famous for her unusual takes on guac; she even wrote an entire cookbook about avocado. This version has all the BLT ingredients found in the sando — minus the bread, of course. Dalkin sums up this hearty combo best, “Avocado and bacon, what’s better than that?”

4. Everything Pretzel Dogs: Get your everything bagel seasoning on standby, because you’re going apply it *heavily* to these pretzel dogs. “The spin on hot dogs makes everything more exciting,” Dalkin adds. However, if making your own pretzel isn’t in the books, you can always butter up some ready-made pretzel rolls and sprinkle on her This Is Everything Seasoning for the low-key rendition.

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(Photos and recipes via What’s Gaby Cooking)